About My Workbasket

To sum it up My Workbasket is about encouragement. It’s about encouraging moms to fulfill their needs, create a life they love, finding balance in the imperfections instead of tackling the fake perfection that the world pushes upon us, and hopefully make some fun stuff!

About Me:

10 Facts:

  1. Born in 1983, probably should have been ’63
  2. True lover of the 70’s color avocado green
  3. Cannot pass a mirror without making funny faces and before recording any video does a take with weird faces and odd movies lines.
  4. Does not care about “beauty” at all, doesn’t even own mascara or a lipgloss
  5. Loves tacos and sushi
  6. Possibly a little TO Goofy and thinks humor is the answer to everything
  7. Loves cast iron and wooden spoons
  8. Known to frequent various thrift stores
  9. Loves Books. Quite likely will die in an avalanche of antique and vintage books and magazines
  10. Truly loves to see other people happy, and to inspire them to be comfortable in their own skin

 

About Me AND This Site

I am a crafty person, I have been my whole life. I have been a poor broke crafter in the middle of nowhere, nothing but a Walmart 15 minutes away. I have been a middle-class crafter in the suburbs with multiple craft stores within 3 miles. I craft because I have to. I truly get downright dingy and awful feeling if I don’t. I’ve been crafting since probably diapers. I change crafts a lot because I get bored and most likely have some pretty bad ADHD. I am not a “slow crafter” to me it isn’t about the purpose behind making, it is about making something so I don’t go crazy.

Besides the constant making of stuff, I also homeschool my son and am very actively involved with the local homeschool community. I admin a state facebook group for it and even run a small group focused on social activities and fun events. Besides this site, I’m a Homemaker/Family Manager. I’m happily married to a man who mostly deals with my countless UFOs (UnFinished Objects) and the crafty clutter. Maybe it’s just because I make a mean dinner, or maybe because we’ve been together so long he just doesn’t know what to do without me.  All of this will come up here on the site. I believe in being real, and why do you need to know what I craft if you don’t know what I’m going through to need the sanity-saving power of it??

My goal at My Workbasket is to encourage finding balance. I want to encourage Moms to spend time on themselves, to take time to relax, to make things they feel good about. I also want to help people like myself balance their life by helping do the boring things we don’t want to. You can read more about it in my posts about Type-A and Type-B behavior. I want to encourage Type-A people to relax and encourage Type-B people that they are not alone.  A lot of people want to talk about finding balance, “scruffy entertaining” and the like, but not many people actually live it and embrace it.  I want to encourage people to embrace life and all it’s imperfections!

Sometimes life provides time to craft or read and sometimes you have to make time. Sometimes you have time to craft or read and need to force yourself to “work” and do chores. Both are okay.

The world pushes us towards an unreasonable perfection, and I just want to encourage everyone to be happy with their lives and their real, without feeling the pressure of what society expects of them. We can balance it, and we can do it together.

If you’d like to contact me then I’d like to hear from you! Drop me an email at Alicia@myworkbasket.com